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Life is too short for dull beer
Life is too short for dull beer

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Enthusiasm for world and local beers isn't just showcased in the pubs of Britain but in the bourgeoning beer shops too...

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The beer shop is a new phenomenon in Britain but it's getting a foothold in Britain's rural market towns. Here is an in-depth look at the revolution..

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Beer shops are booming in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire and they're leading the charge nationally

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I've wondered for some time whether some of the tropical notes from hop-forward could actually work with a beer if you get the ingredients they're based on. My conclusion: no they don't.
http://www.mostlyaboutbeer.co.uk/vertical-whimsy/

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Because of the new flavours to be found in beer, I decided to test a Cloudwater DIPA against some of the things their other DIPAs have reminded me of - in this case De Monte fruit salad syrup and Um Bongo. It's an honest experiment, though.
http://www.mostlyaboutbeer.co.uk/vertical-whimsy/

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Death or Glory is a 7.2ABV strong ale that has been brewed since 1994. Here is my review of it, its context and its history.

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This month's Beer Blogging Friday is about brown beer. I chose to write about a Hertfordshire hero: Death or Glory by Tring Brewery.

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Beer blogging Friday is a beer writers' roundup that takes place on the first Friday of each month. The topic this month is brown beer. This is my take on it.

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Harvest Pale by Castle Rock Brewery is a proper gateway beer - it connects modern New World hops with a moe traditional British malt profile.

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A short post on an influential beer that won Champion Beer of Britain in 2010 - Harvest Pale by Castle Rock Brewery.
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